To honor the lack of studying in my day today, I did laundry, lost of laundry, and I stocked my pantry so I no longer have to eat popcorn and peanut butter from a jar for lunch and dinner. This weekend will be chock full of dinner dates with girlfriends, the viewing of Enchanted...the best movie ever! and some Christmas shopping! Yes, I have my list and I'll be checking it twice...were you naughty or nice?!?! *wink*wink*
Since the last time I blogged, a great deal has changed. For one I am about three pounds lighter and 20 pounds weaker. This whole midterm thing did a number on my workout schedule, so while my scale and those super skinny jeans are currently my friends, the boxes in the storage unit and my medicine ball workout can go eat eh dirt...
Okay, so back to basics, I started my very own mini business in the midst of midterms that I am oh so proud of! It is something that I have been meaning to do for a long time, but didn't know the right approach or just made excuses, so when I was pushed to end's whit while studying, I realized that I had allowed economics to delete all creativity from my life (not that derivations, long term vs short term effects on supply and demand and Cobb Douglas aren't "creative"...they just aren't my kind of creative!) Well, a life without creativity isn't worth living...for me...so I put my foot down, pulled out my ribbons, buttons, sewing thread, and handy dandy measuring tape and went to town!!! Ladies and gentlemen, with greatest pleasure, I present to you Betty's Baby Bowtique!
To be completely honest, I hate the blue seated fabric now that it is on the chair, but I love it for pillows...It clashes with the vision I have for the room in the house that we have yet to inhabit. On the other hand, I love the poppy fabric!
Instructions to reupholster cushions on a dime:
1. Find fabric you love (hardest part of the entire process)
2. Get a staple gun and staples
3. Cut plywood to fit the seat of your chair, but be sure to leave a little space for fabric
4. Cut foam (I used 3 layers of mattress foam padding because purchasing thick foam is expensive)
5. Place the foam on the plywood and lay the fabric on top
6. Staple the fabric to the bottom of one side and pull the opposite side tight and staple. Repeat the process for the other two sides.